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Red Letter Philosophy

Apr 29, 2022

Does philosophy entail skepticism?  Does philosophy lead one to solipsism, the belief that one cannot know the world outside one’s own head?  In this episode we look at one of Wittgenstein’s most well known arguments, the private language argument.  We explore Wittgenstein’s refutation of radical skepticism and...

Apr 22, 2022

Passionate, profound, intense, divisive: words used to describe arguably the greatest philosopher of the 20th century, Ludwig Wittgenstein.  In this episode, we begin to consider the life and philosophy of Wittgenstein.  Was he an intellectual hero or villain?

Apr 15, 2022

On this holiday episode of Red Letter Philosophy we ask the question, what’s so good about Good Friday?  We also discuss the frame or boundary that is Holy Week.  In the words of Peter Kreeft, “it takes boundaries to make anything interesting.  If a picture didn't have a frame, it would trail off into vague, boring...

Apr 8, 2022

C. S. Lewis wrote that, “Looking for God - or Heaven - by exploring space is like reading or seeing all Shakespeare's plays in the hope that you will find Shakespeare.”  In this episode, we look at an obscure essay of Lewis’ titled, “The Seeing Eye”.  In it we contemplate a theme that runs through the whole...